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The court heard that the woman is of Kenyan descent and a known victim of repeated domestic abuse whose former partner had threatened in the past to petrol bomb her house as she slept.
Subsequent police investigations revealed that the vehicle used in the attack was sold on February 12.
The vendor told police it had been empty of petrol, prompting them to check CCTV footage of the nearest petrol station. It showed Burns and Heslip exit the car at the forecourt on February 12 and being followed into the forecourt by another vehicle, which checks showed was registered to Heslip.
The court was also told that Burns is a known associate of the injured party's former partner, who is no longer in the country and has no plans to return.
(Source: Newry Democrat)
Struck-off solicitor Thomas Byrne is to appear in court again in February after being charged with stealing more than €2m from clients in connection with the purchase of an apartment building in Dublin.
Fraud squad officers detained the ex-solicitor at Irishtown Garda Station in south Dublin, on Thursday.
Mr Byrne (45), of Walkinstown Road, Dublin 12, but who also has an address at Aungier Street, in Dublin 2, was held in garda custody overnight.
Unshaven and dressed in a long brown suede overcoat, with fur collar and lapels, he was brought before Dublin District Court last week to face two counts under the Theft and Fraud Offences Act.
Byrne, who formerly had a solicitor's practice in Walkinstown, Dublin, was granted legal aid. He kept his head down and remained silent during the brief proceedings.
His first charge alleges that on a date unknown but subsequent to May 2, 2006, he "did dishonestly appropriate the sum of €1,887,415" which had been entrusted to him by Brian Whelan, Brian Maher and Enda Mulryan for the purpose of discharging a loan with Permanent TSB.
That charge also states that this was "with the intention of depriving them of same".
The second count alleges he took ¤198,742 which had been given to him for the purpose of paying stamp duty in the purchase of 75 Upper Dorset Street, Dublin 1.
There was no indication of how he intends to plead.
(Source: The Evening Herald)
As the second anniversary of the death of Fermanagh baby Millie Martin approaches, her mother Rachael and her former boyfriend appeared in court to face charges arising out of her murder.
Barry McCarney (32) was formally arraigned before Omagh Crown Court sittting in Belfast, accused of murdering the 15-month-old youngster on December 11, 2009.
McCarney, originally from Trillick in Co Tyrone, denied the murder and also sexually penetrating the youngster with his “body |or anything else”, and unlawfully and maliciously causing baby Millie grievous bodily harm with intent to do her grievous bodily harm.
Her 27-year-old mother, now with an address in Main Street, Kesh, who gave birth to a baby son in April, denied allowing the death of Millie by failing to prevent it, and causing her cruelty by wilfully neglecting her “in a manner likely to cause her unnecessary suffering or injury to her health”.
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